Movies like Windtalkers

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Windtalkers (2002)
 6.1
 70K
Windtalkers (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Joe Enders is a gung-ho Marine assigned to protect a "windtalker" - one of several Navajo Indians who were used to relay messages during World War II because their spoken language was indecipherable to Japanese code breakers.
Style: realistic, brutal, factual, stylized, intense, sincere, serious, rough, emotional, suspense ...
Plot: world war two, war, military, native american, artillery, survival, code, friendship, courage, military life, violence, brutality, heroes, revenge, wartime, vengeance, mexican standoff, transformation, japanese soldier, behind enemy lines, friends, society, strong violent content, gain trust, mission gone awry ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s, year 1943, 20th century
Place: japan, arizona, asia

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Most similar movies to Windtalkers

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, dramatic and intense films with plots about military, world war two, brutality, survival, weapons, war and soldier mostly in Drama, War and Action genres. Some movies like Windtalkers: We Were Soldiers (2002), Hacksaw Ridge (2016), Enemy at the Gates (2001), Fury (2014), The Thin Red Line (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
We Were Soldiers (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Germany, USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: The story of the first major battle of the American phase of the Vietnam War and the soldiers on both sides that fought it.
Style: serious, factual, emotional, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, vietnam war, war, soldier, battles, battlefield, heroic mission, military life, death, wartime, justice, army ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: vietnam, asia, usa, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 524K
Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Australia, USA, UK, China
Duration: 139 min.
Story: WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people and becomes the first Conscientious Objector in American history to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor.
Style: touching, inspirational, sentimental, emotional, brutal ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: world war two, war, conscientious objector, soldier, religion, american soldier, u.s. army, bible, father son relationship, pacifism, u.s. military, military ...
Time: 1940s, middle ages, year 1945, 20th century
Place: okinawa, okinawa japan, japan, tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Enemy at the Gates (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Ireland, UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Enemy at the Gates is a war film from Jean-Jacques Annaud from 2001 that takes place during the battle of Stalingard in World War II between the Russians and the Germans.
Style: epic, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sniper, world war two, war, military, german, friendship, heroes, death, nazi, courage, russian, winter ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942, 20th century
Place: ussr, poland, germany, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 491K
Fury (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA, China, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Last months of World War II in April 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theater, a battle-hardened U.S. Army sergeant in the 2nd Armored Division named Wardaddy commands a Sherman tank called "Fury" and its five-man ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, date night
Plot: world war two, war, tank, soldier, military, heroism, american soldier, nazi germany, violence, battles, nazi, ambush ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945, 20th century
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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The Thin Red Line (1998)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: Based on the graphic novel by James Jones, The Thin Red Line tells the story of a group of men, an Army Rifle company called C-for-Charlie, who change, suffer, and ultimately make essential discoveries about themselves during the fierce World War II ...
Style: epic, visually appealing, philosophical, atmospheric, rough ...
Plot: war, world war two, sergeant, jungle, infantry, soldier, anti war, survival, invasion, pacific island, military life, ethnic conflict ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: asia, japan, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 334K
Pearl Harbor (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 183 min.
Story: The lifelong friendship between Rafe McCawley and Danny Walker is put to the ultimate test when the two ace fighter pilots become entangled in a love triangle with beautiful Naval nurse Evelyn Johnson. But the rivalry between the friends-turned-foes ...
Style: romantic, sentimental, epic, emotional, factual ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: world war two, war, love, love triangle, love and romance, airplane, military, fighter pilot, aviation, navy, aerial combats, u.s. air force ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 20th century, year 1942, year 1941 ...
Place: hawaii, pearl harbor, japan, asia, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 4K
Ambush (1999)
Genre: War, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 123 min.
Story: It is the summer of 1941 and the Finnish army has been mobilized along the border with Russia. A platoon led by Lt. Eero Perkola is waiting for orders to go on the offensive. The platoon receives orders for a recon mission through the wilderness ...
Style: realistic, suspense, intense, disturbing, sincere ...
Plot: world war two, ethnic conflict, courage, culture clash, russian, justice, visceral, behind enemy lines, lone hero, military, battles, military life ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, 90s
Place: russia, poland, germany, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 169 min.
Story: As U.S. troops storm the beaches of Normandy, three brothers lie dead on the battlefield, with a fourth trapped behind enemy lines. Ranger captain John Miller and seven men are tasked with penetrating German-held territory and bringing the boy home.
Style: realistic, epic, captivating, breathtaking, rough ...
Audience: chick flick, kids
Plot: war, world war two, courage, military, army, nazi, sniper, self sacrifice, heroic mission, d day, friendship, rescue ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944, middle ages, 20th century
Place: normandy, france, poland, germany, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Miracle at St. Anna (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 160 min.
Story: Miracle at St. Anna chronicles the story of four American soldiers who are members of the all-black 92nd "Buffalo Soldier" Division stationed in Tuscany, Italy during World War II.
Style: sincere, intense, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, behind enemy lines, partisan, war, military, soldier, battles, war crime, interracial relations, racism, survival, military life ...
Time: 1940s, year 1984, 80s, 20th century, year 1944 ...
Place: iraq, italy, rome italy, europe, bahamas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Last of the Mohicans (1992)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: As the English and French soldiers battle for control of the American colonies in the 18th century, the settlers and native Americans are forced to take sides. Cora and her sister Alice unwittingly walk into trouble but are reluctantly saved by ...
Style: epic, exciting, sexy, visually appealing, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: native american, indians, army, wilderness, native americans, freedom, colonial america, american indian, american history, adventure, war, colonialism ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era, middle ages, 1930s
Place: england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 53K
Hart's War (2002)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Fourth-generation Army Col. William McNamara is imprisoned in a brutal German POW camp. Still, as the senior-ranking American officer, he commands his fellow inmates, keeping a sense of honor alive in a place where honor is easy to destroy, all ...
Style: realistic, tense, factual, harsh, suspense ...
Plot: world war two, war, prison, military, nazi, escape, racism, pow, soldier, propaganda, torture, russian ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, poland, europe, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Devil's Brigade (1968)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: 1968 American war film about the formation and first mission of the joint Canadian-American WWII special forces winter and mountain unit formally called 1st Special Service Force, but commonly known as “The Devil’s Brigade”. The film ...
Style: exciting, realistic, tense, harsh, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, war, commando, military, visceral, battles, betrayal, heroes, wartime life, military life, anti war, basic training ...
Time: 1940s
Place: italy, tokyo, california, rome italy, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.6
 23K
The Great Raid (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 132 min.
Story: As World War II rages, the elite Sixth Ranger Battalion is given a mission of heroic proportions: push 30 miles behind enemy lines and liberate over 500 American prisoners of war.
Style: tense, harsh, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, military, rescue mission, pow, world war two, escape attempt, human spirit, against the odds, military life, massacre, behind enemy lines, daring rescue ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: the philippines, asia, germany, poland, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Bridge at Remagen (1969)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In March of 1945, as the War in Europe is coming to a close, fighting erupts between German and American troops at the last remaining bridgehead across the Rhine.
Style: realistic, harsh, intense, exciting, serious ...
Plot: world war two, war, soldier, survival, nazi, battles, tank, escapades, wartime life, anti war, heroes, heroic mission ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945, 20th century
Place: germany, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Tears of the Sun (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Navy SEAL Lieutenant A.K. Waters and his elite squadron of tactical specialists are forced to choose between their duty and their humanity, between following orders by ignoring the conflict that surrounds them, or finding the courage to follow their ...
Style: touching, serious, suspense, factual, compassionate ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, war, jungle, civil war, soldier, rescue mission, gunfight, genocide, violence, u.s. navy, brutality, refugee ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nigeria, africa, iraq, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Too Late the Hero (1970)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: A WWII film set on a Pacific island. Japanese and allied forces occupy different parts of the island. When a group of British soldiers are sent on a mission behind enemy lines, things don't go exactly to plan. This film differs in that some of ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, jungle, adventure, anti war, war, survival, destiny, military, british army, soldier, rivalry, rescue ...
Time: 70s, year 1942
Place: the philippines, japan, tokyo, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Saints and Soldiers (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Five American soldiers fighting in Europe during World War II struggle to return to Allied territory after being separated from U.S. forces during the historic Malmedy Massacre.
Style: intense, emotional, touching, rough, epic ...
Plot: world war two, pow, behind enemy lines, soldier, military, war, battles, winter, survival, friendship, allies, heroic mission ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944, 20th century
Place: belgium, germany, berlin germany, poland, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Force 10 from Navarone (1978)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Mallory and Miller are back. The survivors of Navarone are sent on a mission along with a unit called Force 10, which is led by Colonel Barnsby. But Force 10 has a mission of their own which the boys know nothing about.
Style: exciting, suspense, intense, stylized, tense ...
Plot: world war two, war, military, survival, adventure, nazi, battles, task force, double agent, spy, heroic mission, racism ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 70s
Place: germany, former yugoslavia, italy, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: South Korea
Duration: 140 min.
Story: When two brothers are forced to fight in the Korean War, the elder decides to take the riskiest missions if it will help shield the younger from battle.
Style: epic, realistic, emotional, sad, tense ...
Plot: war, korean war, military, soldier, survival, brothers, idealism, mission, military life, courage, family, fight ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: north korea, south korea, korea, seoul, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.7
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Hamburger Hill (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The men of Bravo Company are facing a battle that's all uphill… up Hamburger Hill. Fourteen war-weary soldiers are battling for a mud-covered mound of earth so named because it chews up soldiers like chopped meat. They are fighting for their ...
Style: realistic, political, disturbing, bloody, intense ...
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, war, combat, anti war, jungle, gunfight, insanity, survival, military, world war two, violence spree ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1969
Place: vietnam, the philippines, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.6
 820K
300 (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, Canada, Bulgaria
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Based on Frank Miller's graphic novel, "300" is very loosely based the 480 B.C. Battle of Thermopylae, where the King of Sparta led his army against the advancing Persians; the battle is said to have inspired all of Greece to band ...
Style: epic, scenic, intense, exciting, heroic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sword fight, warrior, ancient, war, courage, human spirit, military, legends and myths, battles, head of state, soldier, heroic mission ...
Time: ancient times
Place: ancient greece, greece, rome italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Hell in the Pacific (1968)
Genre: Adventure, War
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: During World War II, a shot-down American pilot and a marooned Japanese navy captain find themselves stranded on the same small uninhabited island in the Pacific Ocean. Following war logic, each time the crafty Japanese devises something useful, he ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, harsh, serious ...
Plot: world war two, war, island, survival, friendship, friendship between men, military, betrayal, adventure, human spirit, visceral, stranded on an island ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: japan, tokyo, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 289K
Lone Survivor (2013)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Four Navy SEALs on a covert mission to neutralize a high-level al-Qaeda operative must make an impossible moral decision in the mountains of Afghanistan that leads them into an enemy ambush. As they confront unthinkable odds, the SEALs must find ...
Style: captivating, rough, tense, brutal, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, survival, war, soldier, gunfight, terrorism, courage, death, military life, selflessness, squad, swat team ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2005
Place: afghanistan, middle east, iraq, usa, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: The story of the battle of Iwo Jima between the United States and Imperial Japan during World War II, as told from the perspective of the Japanese who fought it.
Style: emotional, bleak, realistic, epic, disturbing ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: world war two, war, military, survival, japanese history, battles, anti war, japanese army, imperial japan, brutality, japanese military, violence ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 2005, year 1945
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.4
 9K
Bat*21 (1988)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Lt. Col. Iceal "Ham" Hambleton is a weapons countermeasures expert and when his aircraft is shot over enemy territory the Air Force very much wants to get him back. Hambleton knows the area he's in is going to be carpet-bombed but a ...
Style: realistic, suspense, harsh, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, military, jungle, golf, survival, war, rescue, adventure, against the odds, battles, daring rescue, soldier ...
Place: vietnam, iraq, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
To End All Wars (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Based on a real-life story, this drama focuses on a small group of Allied soldiers in Burma who are held captive by the Japanese. Capt. Ernest Gordon (Ciaran McMenamin), Lt. Jim Reardon (Kiefer Sutherland) and Maj. Ian Campbell (Robert Carlyle) are ...
Style: harsh, tense, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Plot: world war two, war, pow, escape, jungle, military, prisoners of war, captivity, survival, prisoner of war camp, war crime, soldier ...
Time: 1940s, year 1943, 20th century, year 1942
Place: japan, asia, scotland, hawaii, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Farewell to the King (1989)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: An American soldier who escapes the execution of his comrades by Japanese soldiers in Borneo during WWII becomes the leader of a personal empire among the headhunters in this war story told in the style of Joseph Conrad and Rudyard Kipling. The ...
Style: brutal, unusual plot structure, thought provoking, sex comedy, melancholic ...
Plot: world war two, jungle, war, island, vengeance, survival, betrayal, adventure, soldier, military, u.s. navy, british ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: japan, asia, borneo, tokyo, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Guns of Navarone (1961)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 158 min.
Story: A team of allied saboteurs are assigned an impossible mission: infiltrate an impregnable Nazi-held island and destroy the two enormous long-range field guns that prevent the rescue of 2,000 trapped British soldiers.
Style: exciting, suspense, tense, intense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, war, island, behind enemy lines, german, adventure, military, nazi, resistance, mercenary, gunfight, battles ...
Time: 1940s, year 1943, 20th century
Place: greece, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.7
 20K
Midway (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: This war drama depicts the U.S. and Japanese forces in the naval Battle of Midway, which became a turning point for Americans during World War II.
Style: realistic, tense, factual, intense, suspense ...
Plot: world war two, military, sea battle, war, u.s. navy, naval battle, aviation, navy, fascism, ethnic conflict, prejudice, against the odds ...
Time: 70s, year 1942, 20th century, 1940s
Place: poland, japan, germany, tokyo, hawaii ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.2
 276K
The Patriot (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 165 min.
Story: After proving himself on the field of battle in the French and Indian War, Benjamin Martin wants nothing more to do with such things, preferring the simple life of a farmer. But when his son Gabriel enlists in the army to defend their new nation, ...
Style: epic, rough, uplifting, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: kids, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: war, american revolution, freedom, military, revolution, human spirit, rebellion, battles, vengeance, heroic mission, wartime, soldier ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era, 1770s, 1780s
Place: south carolina, southern usa, england, scotland, virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%